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no enemy met him on the field (of battle), he hastened ta-
-wards his country (Marhatta) in great pomp.

* ~"    t: Futnk"Us-Satatint pp. 327-8.

4. BAES-UD-DlN GARSHASP AND KAMPILA.
When he (Grarshasp) reached the fort of Sagar, he
took his women and children away from that place. He
abandoned his troops and property, and went from that place
towards Kampila. When he reached Knmmata in the course
of his flight, he crept into the fort for protection. Kampila
offered him protection with all his soul, and both of them were
united in friendship. He said to Grarshasp, "0 ! brave man,
don't be consumed by sorrow, because yon have been defeated.
I have not seen in the world a chief who has never been
defeated in the battle-field. Indeed, the affairs of this world go
on in this fashion. At certain times you should stand firm, and
at others flee. Don't be sorry on account of the changing con-
ditions ; for few people remain always in the same condition.
0 illustrious hero! you have done well by coming to this land.
Now, so long as the pulse moves in my body, I won't take in a
breath except in friendship to you. I swear by the Sun, the
sacred thread (I wear), and the idols (I worship) that you shall
find me f&ithfuL If all (the people of the) world were to join
together to take your life, they cannot cause you as much
injury as a grain of barley. Don't grieve, and be cheerful always,
because you have reached the house of safety". When some
time passed after this, the forces of the king came one after
another. The army was surging like the salt sea, coming with
force upon ihat fort, from all sides.
IUd, pp. 413-14.
5.   THE SIEGE OF KTJMMA^A.
IBS AB3UVAI. OF SDLTXN MUJ^AMMAD BIN TU£ELAQ SHlH  AT-
"2^2?^ ^ HSS DESP^TCHING A5MAD AYXZ AGAINST
KAMPELA, AND HIS IMMEDIATE ARRIVAL AT KUMMATA,
rbfe king: maax&ed the army from the city (Dehli) and led
When he heard of the